Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Final Fantasy Distant Worlds 30th Anniversary Orchestra

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Dessoff Choir and the Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra

On Saturday, January 13th, 2018, there was a limited one-night performance of the Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy live orchestra at Carnegie Hall which I had been able to attend. The Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dessoff Choirs preformed hit songs from the Final Fantasy series that were written by composers Nobuo Uematsu […]

Top Five Shows to Binge Watch Over Midwinter Recess

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Caption: Log into Netflix during Mid-Winter Break to start a bunch of binge worthy TV Shows! 
Photo Credit: Tiffany Naraine

When you aren’t doing homework or going out, being at home during Mid-Winter recess is super boring. With a Netflix subscription, being bored is never an option. These  five shows, such as Netflix Original Punisher, Riverdale, Gossip Girl, Baby Daddy, and Netflix Original Stranger Things, will keep you occupied. You have approximately nine days off, […]

Exposure to Broadway

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Many students get their first opportunity to view Broadway shows and musicals from school programs or teachers. Programs, such as Drama Club, or even your English teacher, can provide you with opportunities to see these performances. They offer you these tickets at a considerably low cost compared to what they are at the ticket box. […]

School of Rock the Musical

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School of Rock on Broadway is a must see musical about a phony teacher who changed the lives of many children through rock music. The production was performed at The Winter Garden theatre in New York City from Monday to Wednesday and Friday. It was an incredible musical and great for children of all ages. […]

Shakespeare Comes to Edison

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Written by
William Shakespeare
Directed by
Ian Belknap
A Co-Production with The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival that will travel through the Hudson Valley and tour New York City schools. 
Photo Credit: The Acting Company

I was recently given the opportunity to witness a play put on by The Acting Company at Thomas A. Edison High School. This one time only performance of Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare was extremely comical, yet confusing. The characters had limited props, a multitude of costumes, and no access to microphones. Despite the […]

Shen Yun’s Noteworthy Performance at Carnegie Hall

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Carnegie Hall's stage is filled with seats and open music scores, awaiting to be filled with musicians to fill the theater with melodies. 
Photo Credit: Marilyn Ramos​​

In a limited run performance, classic Asian and Western instruments fuse at Carnegie Hall to retell ancient Chinese folklore in the form of orchestral music. Shen Yun Orchestra incorporates Chinese instruments, the erhu and pipa, right alongside more known instruments, such as the violin and cello. Songs performed in Chinese bel canto, a style of […]

The Returning Dead

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The most anticipated return of AMC’s gruesome and graphic apocalypse show, has fans buzzing as they come back for their 8th Season. The Walking Dead left off Season 7 with some unfinished business in terms of the allies and enemies created. A rollercoaster of emotions, between characters that have gone, and conflict among the two […]

The First Annual Anime NYC

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Crunchyroll supported the convention as well as had their own vendor both near the entrance to Anime NYC.

                Anime NYC is a new convention that took place from November 17th through November 19th, 2017. The convention was created by LeftField Media and was strongly supported by the online web service Crunchyroll. Anime NYC targeted the Anime community in New York and the tri-state area directly […]

Star Studded Performances of the Grammys

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Adele performing "Fast Love" a tribute to George Michael.
Photo Credit: The Recording Academy

The Grammys Awards is a night when outstanding music throughout the year is celebrated. On February 12, 2017, the Grammys took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This year, powerful performances from Adele, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Madonna and much more left many viewers in awe of their skills. However, the best […]

Hidden Figures Beneath the Stars

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Hidden Figures Poster

Women have always been doubted of their abilities since the beginning of time. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson are three women who faced discrimination, but in the end came together to accomplish one of NASA’s biggest achievements, John Glenn’s launch into the orbit. The highly anticipated movie Hidden Figures topped Martin Luther King […]